Showing posts from June, 2018

Facebook supports MEST Summit in its commitment to the African tech ecosystem

Highlighting its commitment to nurturing African start-ups and technology entrepreneurs, Facebook will be participating in the Pan-African Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) summit in Cape Town this week.

Aiming to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, executives and ecosystem players from around the world to explore African tech innovation, Facebook will host, and take part in a number of events, including:
Facebook Keynote & Fireside Chat (19th June) - Proud Dzambukira, Strategic Product Partnerships Manager, Facebook Africa will give a keynote talk followed by a Fireside chat with Julien Decot, Facebook’s Director, Platform Partnerships, EMEA
Panel: Rethinking Silicon Africa (20th June) - Julien Decot will moderate a panel with some of the region's top VCs discussing the wisdom of replicating the Silicon Valley seed-exit model, and exploring how a more African approach might fit into the global funding landscape. Commenting on the partnership, Proud Dzamb…


Microsoft will be gathering education leaders in an event to address digital transformation in education, and introduce tools that aid effective school management and drive growth in quality of education acrossprimary and secondary schools in Lagos.
The event, which holds on June 29, is targeted at Proprietors, Principals, Head Teachers, IT Directors and other high-level school administrators, and it aims to help schools create efficiency and effectiveness in school management.
In recent times, there has been a rise in internal school management crisis ranging from inaccessible records to strained communication between schools and stakeholders. This has called for the need to introduce digital solutions to school management and reduce paper work.
To foster this solution, Microsoft in partnership with Sidmach will be showcasing how technology can help schools save money, enable data-led decision making, improve teacher competencies and give students access to a rich learning environment. …

Youths gear up for Olorisupergal's New Media Conference 2018

Digital Media Influencer and blogger Oluwatosin Ajibade popularly known as Olorisupergal is set to host the fourth edition of The New Media Conference themed ‘Connecting the Dots’ at the Glitz Centre, Lekki Lagos on the 20th of July, 2018.

The media conference, which is one of the most laudable in recent times, is set to discuss issues that influence new media practices in Africa’s digital space and is heavily anticipated by high end digital media practitioners, commercial brands and entrepreneurs.
In a statement by Olorisupergal, she expressed her excitement over the unprecedented success of the previous editions. She stated that this edition will feature four general sessions, two masterclasses, brand exhibitions, sales and a major surprise.
“This edition of New Media Conference will mark the fourth and to commemorate this, we’ve specially put together; a handful of interesting segments, which would be quite beneficial on a general scale. This year’s theme ‘Connecting the Dots’ aims t…


Budding Entrepreneur and Nollywood producer, Oby Olebara Uzoukwu has added anfother feather to her enterprises with the establishment of Obylicious Empire Film Academy. The Film Academy which is located in Lekki shall officially be opened to students on Monday June 18 with state of the arts equipments, facilities and facilitators. A statement signed by the Director of Studies at Obylicious Empire Film Academy Kingsley Iweru said. "From an education perspective, we are indisputable. Our one month course goes deep, efficient, and transformational. This is no accident. We have an inspired education department who are Experts at curriculum design and preparing industry specialists to be effective instructors. 
At Obylicious Empire Film Academy we believe that “results matter,” we are not only referring to what you accomplish at OEFA but what you will accomplish in your career. These are the results that truly matter. The Government of Nigeria believes and sees a great future for the …

Nigerian Dancehall Star, KS releases two new songs

KS started music as a child and grew with the love of Dance Hall music to become one of the hottest of his genre of music. Without relenting he officially kicked off his career in 2010.

He recently released two new songs, Chorus and Actor which have so far serenaded downloadable platforms and blogs all across Nigeria. Davido, Tekno, Wizkid, 2face, Timaya, Duncan mighty, Solidstar, Flavour, Harrisong, Runtown, Olamide and a host of others are top shots he is looking forward to doing music with.
He is working with his crew to come out with the best kind of music and affect people's lives positively so as to last long in the industry. With more stories to talk about you can only but wait for the best of KS. To enjoy any of this songs, click on the link below.

Adekunle Gold’s Sophomore Album ‘About 30’ Debuts at Number 9 on the Billboard Chart

Adekunle Gold  has recorded another remarkable feat with his recently released sophomore album; ‘About 30’, as it debuts at number 9 on the Billboard chart in the World Albums category.
The album; which was released on the 25th of May has received worldwide acclaim, with several music critics praising Adekunle’s new-found approach to his artistry; experimenting and exploring new sounds and courageously stepping out of his comfort zone to create the masterpiece.
‘About 30’ shares the top 10 spot in the World Albums category with other widely acclaimed music albums and soundtrack albums, including ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ by South Korean boy band BTS, ‘Lost Souls’ by Canadian singer Loreena McKennitt, Marvel’s hit ‘Black Panther: Original Motion Picture Score’, among others.
The 16-track album (two bonus tracks inclusive) will mark Adekunle Gold’s first debut on the Billboard chart, adding another commendable feat to his career. The singer has since taken to social media to share the news; wr…

Facebook undertakes University Roadshow across Nigeria in its aim to engage students in all things 'deep tech'

Facebook today announced a university wide roadshow as part of its ongoing commitment and investment in growing the tech ecosystem, and driving innovation across Nigeria. Following the recent announcement at its new NG_Hub space in Lagos, the new FB Start Accelerator programme, a deep-tech focused research and mentorship-driven initiative, will be the focus of its roadshow. Aimed at educating and attracting students to build solutions that utilise advanced technologies to solve problems and build solutions for the future using Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) - the university tour will look to demystify myths surrounding “deep-tech” and promote the benefits.

Aimed at empowering start-ups and students with technical & business support, and funding to optimize their products for growth, the deep-tech focused accelerator programme will provide up to $20,000 in equity-free funding and support to innovative startu…

Alali Hart, Nimi Akinkugbe, MoCheddah, Olisa Adibua, Amaechi Okobi, Uti Nwachukwu and more at Montaigne Place Urban Art Series in Lagos

On Thursday, May 31st May 2018, beauty and art lovers converged at Montaigne Place in the Palm Shopping Mall to experience the unveiling of the Montaigne Place Urban Art Series.
The art development project founded by the leading luxury fragrance, skincare, cosmetics and lifestyle company was created to provide a platform where the public can easily view and enjoy modern and contemporary works of Nigerian artists.
“Montaigne Place Urban Art Series was birthed out of my love for arts and desire to promote and commission works of art which the public can access and enjoy in a friendly atmosphere without having to pay for it; especially those who do not have the opportunity to visit galleries or buy artwork. – Alali Hart; CEO, Montaigne Place.
Renowned contemporary artist, Tolu Aliki kicked off the maiden edition of the series with an in-store showcase of his painting titled, ‘Forever Yours’. An 8ft by 11ft oil painting was also installed on the side windows overlooking the parking lot for p…


The first ever Christian movies award for the continent of Africa comes on stream, denominated as African Christian movies Award (ACMA).  The Award a project conceived by Christian movie practitioners of various denominations in Nollywood and it is designed to reward excellence, celebrate creativity and Christian values in movie industry in Africa. The award and related activities would contribute immensely to promotion of evangelism and reduction of negative influence of secular movies and the moral decadence most of them promote. 
The award is intended for individuals and cooperate organizations in the value chain of the creation of the Christian film product within the content  of Africa including Investors or Executive producers, producers,  Directors, Script writers, Actors, Marketer, Church ministers and others who support directly or indirectly the advancement of the gospel through films and electronic medium. In a statement signed by Commander C.O.C. Nze, President/Founder …